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Nintendo should have bought (or helped) CING when they struggled or when they went bankrupt.

I miss games like Hotel Dusk, Last Window, Again and Another Code.



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No, firstly most of their output comes from Japanese centric companies who strong relationship ties with them. They don't need to complicate this relation by becoming the direct manager of these.

Btw, we also know there's a quasi zero chance that any of Japanese publishers or devs will get bought due to Japanese market laws.



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dx11332sega said:

I have a question ? I think investors pushed Nintendo to make games for mobile when Nintendo said they would never do it but finally did , Can investors push Nintendo to make studio acquisitions too?

They are condemned to indefinitely grow in eating studios or they will one day be absorbed by one of the GAFAM.



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No Nintendo tends to only buy studios they can build up to their liking as nurtured talent fits into the company's philosophy a lot better.



There are no way Nintendo will make a big acquisition like Microsoft did with Bethesda, because it would make zero sense financially, it would cost them a lot of money, money they would never recover. Bethesda was not very successful with their games. Microsoft was willing to step in, absorb the losses, in order to boost their catalog of games for their subscription system, which is losing money too.

Nintendo's core business is videogames and they can't afford to lose money for the hope that they may get it back in 10 years. Nintendo profits are the biggest currently in the market and it shows that their strategy is the working perfectly.



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JWeinCom said:
Also lets remember, Microsoft has 300 billion or so in assets. Nintendo has 18.7 billion or so. Buying a company like Bethesda would mean spending nearly half the value of their company. That's a rather huge risk to take. They could like... maybe afford Capcom at best.

Only Microsoft, the in-game area, can do this.

Neither Sony nor Nintendo. 



Agente42 said:
JWeinCom said:
Also lets remember, Microsoft has 300 billion or so in assets. Nintendo has 18.7 billion or so. Buying a company like Bethesda would mean spending nearly half the value of their company. That's a rather huge risk to take. They could like... maybe afford Capcom at best.

Only Microsoft, the in-game area, can do this.

Neither Sony nor Nintendo. 

More accurate to say that Microsoft is the only one that can do this without it being a substantial risk for the company. 



JWeinCom said:
Agente42 said:

Only Microsoft, the in-game area, can do this.

Neither Sony nor Nintendo. 

More accurate to say that Microsoft is the only one that can do this without it being a substantial risk for the company. 

yeah



Theoretically they could, but for that to happen, an investor majority would all need to agree on which studio to buy.
And this seems highly unlikely to happen.

Nintendo is more the "forge bonds through acquiring a substantial number of shares" type in recent years.
Occasionally they have bought out the rest of a studio they already co-owned, if the price was right, or the studio is somehow in financial danger. But these are exceptions.



The problem with gamers trying to say what corporations should spend their money on is that they don't understand business strategy. They see "Nintendo should buy Sega because it would be cool if Nintendo owned Sonic." That would cost Nintendo 350 billion yen. To put this into comparison, Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's most expensive project in the history of the company, and by quite a bit, at about 12.5 billion yen, so the cost of Nintendo to buy Sega, in other words, would be roughly 28 Breath of the Wilds, all because "It would be cool if Nintendo owned Sonic."

If some share holder is asking Nintendo to purchase companies like Sega, then he's some random dumbass and not representative of the shareholders at large. Considering Nintendo's big money makers are already owned by Nintendo, I can't see a merger or acquisition being in Nintendo's best interest creatively or financially.



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